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Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 4
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Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 8
you have to wait at least 6 weeks post encounter for syphilis testing to be accurate. 3 months for herpes, hiv and hepatitis testing to be accurate. most of your symptoms sound like anxiety and probably fungal over growth due to all the antibiotics you have been given. You probably would benefit from a probiotic like culturelle to restore your normal flo...
Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
I get a lot of relief from soaking in epsom salts. You can get a sitz bath set up and just soak your bottom in the epsom salt water instead of your whole body so that you don't dry your skin out too much on the rest of your body. Also you can use a tucks pad as a compress - tuck it in between your butt cheeks for 10 minutes. The waddling around like a d...
Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 5
at this point, best thing to do is see if your provider will give you the supplies you need to have at home to swab these symptoms within 48 hours of their appearance. pcr swabs can be done at home and no rush to get them to the lab so easy to do and easy to transport! odds are this isn't a herpes issue with that many negative results but sometimes peace...
Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 10
no, taking more acyclovir doesn't increase the effectiveness actually. There is a point where more doesn't make any significant difference which is why they picked the doses they did. At the 400mg twice a day suppressive therapy, it consistently reduced symptoms and shedding for the vast majority of people with hsv2. why should your partner get...
Jun 09, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 4
almost all my relationships have been discordant and my partner has stayed that way. I only transmitted the virus early on - once when I didn't know I was infected and once when I didn't disclose to a partner and took risks I shouldn't have. Most of my hsv2+ friends have never transmitted the virus to their partners.
Jun 05, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 4
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Jun 05, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 4
Is it worth getting tested to know your status? Always best to know your hsv1 and hsv2 status both so I say yes. Odds are your genital herpes is hsv2 since it reoccurs on a regular basis. Your partner also needs to be tested to know his full status prior to your starting to be sexual together so you can make educated decisions about what precautions to take....
Jun 05, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 1
let's try to keep it all in this post from this point forward - thanks!! So what testing have they been doing so far when you are seen at the gum clinics? have you been diagnosed with a vaginitis - either yeast or bacterial? have you sought out herpes igg blood testing? has your partner? grace
Jun 05, 2014 in the Herpes Community - 10
really, this sounds like a pimple, not herpes. if you need peace of mind, next time one starts, see your provider within 48 hours for a lesion culture. Typically a herpes lesion on the thigh would be very painful.